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As Rutgers comes upon the rugged Big East Basketball schedule, they would like to invite you to join the Scarlet R in the Coaches' Huddle - a pre-game meal featuring Rutgers Athletics. The Huddle gives you an opportunity to gain an inside look at the opponent Rutgers will be facing that night with a brief scouting report by a member of the basketball coaching staff. Each Huddle will also showcase the coach of one of our 30 intercollegiate athletic programs. In addition, the event will provide a full buffet-style meal prepared by Rutgers Catering. The cost for each person is $10 - with and additional $5 for those who would like to have beer or wine with their meal.
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Women's Basketball

In eight seasons at Rutgers, C. Vivian Stringer has seen enough Connecticut paraphernalia, enough Huskies' media guides, enough blue shirts to last a career. And that doesn't even include when she actually gets to Storrs or Hartford to play Connecticut.
"It's a lot more than I'd like," she said of going to the homes of recruits who've already been visited by three-time national champion Connecticut. "I wish we weren't ever competing with them. Especially since they've won most of them."
Rutgers facing ultimate test

Diana Taurasi means no disrespect to Magic Johnson, but if the two played a game of H-O-R-S-E, she knows who would win.
"He'd probably kill me one-on-one," she said with a chuckle, "but if we played H-O-R-S-E, that's a different story. I'd have Magic on the jump shot."
UConn's Taurasi a real sure-shot

ever there was a right time to play Connecticut, this is it for the Rutgers University women's basketball team. The Huskies (12-0) are unblemished heading into tonight's clash with the Scarlet Knights (7 p.m. at the Hartford Civic Center), but they haven't been nearly as dominant as last year when they cruised to a national championship with a 39-0 record.
Connecticut needed a last-second 3-pointer by Diana Taurasi plus overtime to nip Tennessee 63-62 last Saturday. That's the same team it defeated by a total of 37 points in two wins last season.
Rutgers women have nothing to lose against Connecticut

Men's Basketball

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Around the Big East

Quarterback Joe Dailey is proving as elusive in the recruiting game as he is on a football field.
The coveted player from St. Peter's Prep School in Jersey City, N.J., stunned the Syracuse University football team on Tuesday by reneging on his verbal commitment to sign with the Orangemen. Dailey said he'll sign a letter-of-intent on Feb. 5 to play for Nebraska.
Recruit pulls double switch, signs with Huskers

Rewind the tape six months, please.
The date is July 8. The Syracuse University football team is less than a month away from opening preseason camp. The quarterback position, a source of grave concern since DonovanMcNabb's graduation following the 1998 season, looks great.
Pasqualoni is burned by a broken word

J.R. Morris has spent more than a few nights waiting for the Syracuse highlights on SportsCenter, hoping for another glimpse of Carmelo Anthony soaring for the rim.
Seton Hall's freshman guard was not preparing for tonight's game as much as he was star stalking.
"He's a pro," Morris said, his voice rising in excitement. "He's one of those guys who can give you something you've never seen before. He's a pro. We've got to stop a pro. I was thinking about that. We're going against a pro."
Awesome Anthony, Syracuse invade Meadowlands to face Seton Hall

Around the nation

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Interesting Article

It seems that new NCAA president Myles Brand and the BCS are on the same page.
Neither wants a playoff.
Brand seemed to come down on the side of the BCS on Tuesday during his first public appearance since taking office this week. Brand is attending the American Football Coaches Convention here before heading to Anaheim, Calif., for the NCAA Convention that begins over the weekend.
NCAA president starts by extending hand to big football

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